One act plays of all genres presented in 2 two week "waves". A refreshing collection that offers something for everyone! Advance Tickets $15 $20 at door
Since 2006, Artists’ Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival (OAPF) for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and then selected for performance by a panel of directors/actors. Casts feature community actors ranging in sex, age, and experience levels.
This year the Festival proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary and aims to showcase new playwrights mixed in with patron favorites, highlighting the best short plays that were submitted for review.
WAVE I: July 17th - 25th
WAVE II: July 31st - August 8th
CALL FOR SHORT PLAY SUBMISSIONS 10th Annual One Act Play Festival (Summer 2015) Presented by Artists’ Exchange
Submission Guidelines: Plays should be original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays. Comedic, absurd, dramatic, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome and encouraged for review. Selected plays will be performed at Theatre 82 in Cranston, Rhode Island, on two consecutive weekends between July 17 and August 8, 2015 (more performance details below).
Deadline for Submission: All plays must be received by Friday, April 17, 2015. Any plays received or postmarked past April 15th will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.
Selected Plays for Performance: The OAPF Panel will finalize all selected plays for performance by Friday, May 15, 2015, after which the official list will be announced. All playwrights will receive notification of whether their play(s) were accepted or not. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the Festival for the public’s entertainment and benefit.
Selected Playwrights: Participation is volunteer; no stipends or monetary prizes are awarded to selected playwrights. All monies collected from ticket sales will benefit Artists’ Exchange/Gateways to Change, Inc. and the continuation of the One Act Play Festival for years to come. Selected playwrights will receive complimentary tickets (amount TBD) and recognition in the playbill, including a personal bio and contact information (if provided).
Festival Performance Information: July 17 - August 8, 2015 Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:00 PM Venue: Theatre 82 (82 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910) Presented in Two Waves - Each Wave is separate and features different plays - Four performance dates per Wave Wave I: July 17 – July 25 Wave II: July 31 – August 8
To Submit: Please send all plays to Artists’ Exchange by physical mail or email and include your contact information and play title(s). Send any questions or communications to Jessica Chace, Festival Artistic Director (contact information below).
By Mail: Attention: One Act Play Festival Submission Artists’ Exchange 50 Rolfe Square Cranston, RI 02910
By Email: In Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send to Jessica Chace at firstname.lastname@example.org.